Events Hosted by Maine Archives & Museums

Maine Archives and Museums offers professional development workshops, an annual conference, and other events, often in collaboration with local collecting institutions.

Most events are recorded and recordings are made available to those who register. Check the individual event descriptions or email info@mainemuseums.org to confirm.

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If you would like to present at or host future programs or have any suggestions, please email info@mainemuseums.org.

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Upcoming MAM events

    • 08 Jun 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online
    • 2
    Register

    Educational Programming at Museums

    An Informal Roundtable Discussion


    Join Maine State Museum educator Kate Webber for a drop-in Q&A session to discuss your questions about educational programming in museums. Kate will be available to chat about issues including field trips, working with teachers, turning your content into educational materials, curriculum alignment, hosting events, finding interns, service learning, virtual vs. in-person programming, handling the wacky things fourth graders say, and more! This will be an informal chat driven by member questions, so drop-ins at any time during the hour are welcome.

    This event will not be recorded.


    Your facilitator

     

    Kate Webber is lead educator at the Maine State Museum. She will be answering questions and facilitating discussion amongst attendees.



    Attending an Online Video Chat

    To participate in this online event you will need access to a computer or mobile device with an internet connection.  We will be using Zoom to host this event as an online videoconference.  Once you register, you will immediately be sent instructions for logging in via automatically sent email.

    If you do not have access to a computer or mobile device with an internet connection, you will still be able to call in on a telephone, but you will unfortunately not be able to see any of the participants or visuals. 


    Online registration is capped at 30 participants to give everyone an opportunity on the call to participate. Registration will be open through June 8, but may fill up sooner. If you join the wait list, you will be notified if space is made available.

    This event is free for members. Due to the registration limit, participation is limited to members.

    Members of MAM must log in to access registration.  If you're not a MAM member, join today!

    • 13 Jul 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online
    • 30
    Register

    Dishing on Databases

    An Informal Roundtable Discussion


    In the past, a collections management system served the needs of the internal staff – recording items the collecting institution had, its location and condition, its provenance, and a few other choice fields. With the advent of online databases, now collecting institutions need to make their records searchable to the general public, allowing them to see scans of the original item, perhaps purchase a copy of the scan or transcribe an archival document. The choices of software have abounded, as well as their features. What is a collecting institution to do?

    Join us for a brown bag luncheon as we discuss what you like and dislike about your collections management system, and crowdsource better solutions to our online database needs.

    This event will not be recorded.


    Your facilitator

     

    Cipperly Good is the Richard Saltonstall Jr. Curator of Maritime History at Penobscot Marine Museum. She will be answering questions and facilitating discussion amongst attendees.



    Attending an Online Video Chat

    To participate in this online event you will need access to a computer or mobile device with an internet connection.  We will be using Zoom to host this event as an online videoconference.  Once you register, you will immediately be sent instructions for logging in via automatically sent email.

    If you do not have access to a computer or mobile device with an internet connection, you will still be able to call in on a telephone, but you will unfortunately not be able to see any of the participants or visuals. 


    Online registration is capped at 30 participants to give everyone an opportunity on the call to participate. Registration will be open through July 13, but may fill up sooner. If you join the wait list, you will be notified if space is made available.

    This event is free for members. Due to the registration limit, participation is limited to members.

    Members of MAM must log in to access registration.  If you're not a MAM member, join today!

    • 03 Aug 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online
    • 30
    Register

    Administering a Collecting Institution

    An Informal Roundtable Discussion


    Join Seashore Trolley Museum Executive Director Katie Orlando and Yarmouth History Center Executive Director Katie Worthing for a drop-in Q&A session to discuss your questions about museum administration. The hosts will be available to chat and facilitate discussion about issues including staff and volunteer management, board engagement, forging successful community collaborations, fundraising, and social media and marketing. This will be an informal chat driven by member questions, so drop-ins at any time during the hour are welcome.

    This event will not be recorded.


    Your facilitators

     

    Katie Orlando is executive director of the Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport. Katie Worthing is executive director of the Yarmouth History Center in Yarmouth. Both will be answering questions and facilitating discussion amongst attendees.



    Attending an Online Video Chat

    To participate in this online event you will need access to a computer or mobile device with an internet connection.  We will be using Zoom to host this event as an online videoconference.  Once you register, you will immediately be sent instructions for logging in via automatically sent email.

    If you do not have access to a computer or mobile device with an internet connection, you will still be able to call in on a telephone, but you will unfortunately not be able to see any of the participants or visuals. 


    Online registration is capped at 30 participants to give everyone an opportunity on the call to participate. Registration will be open through August 3, but may fill up sooner. If you join the wait list, you will be notified if space is made available.

    This event is free for members. Due to the registration limit, participation is limited to members.

    Members of MAM must log in to access registration.  If you're not a MAM member, join today!

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Maine Archives and Museums

P.O. Box 784, Portland, Maine 04104

207-400-6965

info@mainemuseums.org 


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